Subaru Industrial Power Products, with parent company Fuji Heavy Industries, this week announced leadership changes to the U.S. corporate division. Casey Ishii will assume the role of president and CEO. Ken Hori has been named senior vice-president and chief financial officer, and Brad Murphy has been appointed executive vice-president and chief operating officer.
In his new position, Ishii will oversee U.S. operations at the company’s headquarters in Lake Zurich, Ill. A 30-plus year veteran of FHI, Ishii began as a design engineer with the Industrial Products division, and throughout the years, has held various management roles in the areas of engineering, manufacturing, marketing, planning and sales. Most recently, he held the position of vice-president of the Industrial Products division at FHI.
Ishii is taking on the position previously held by the late Jay Peck, who was president of the company for the past 15 years. When discussing plans for assuming his new role, Ishii said, “Jay Peck was an amazing president and leader who established a vision and direction for this company. I am committed to building on his legacy, and seeing that we continue to raise the bar in innovation and design, and exceed customer expectations.”
Hori's chief duty is leading the engineering department. He is also responsible for both the accounting and administrative departments. Hori has been with FHI and Subaru for more than 25 years, in that time holding various positions in the areas of engineering, manufacturing and sales. Recently, Hori held the position of department manager for FHI and was responsible for Subaru engine sales in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
Murphy is in charge of customer service, operations, sales and information technology. Prior to his appointment, Murphy was vice-president of sales and marketing for the Industrial Power Products division.
“We will soon be announcing details of a new expansion and enhanced dealer support,” Murphy said.
Subaru Industrial Engines are manufactured by Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., Japan. Fuji Heavy Industries is a diversified manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, aircraft, ecotechnologies and industrial engines and equipment.